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Internet Arcade

The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package.



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Internet Arcade
by Williams
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eye 656,633
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Defender is an arcade video game developed and released by Williams Electronics in February 1981. A shooting game featuring two-dimensional (2D) graphics, the game is set on a fictional planet where the player must defeat waves of invading aliens while protecting astronauts. Development was led by Eugene Jarvis, a pinball programmer at Williams; Defender was Jarvis' first video game project and drew inspiration from Space Invaders and Asteroids. Williams planned to display the game at the...
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Internet Arcade
by Arcadia Systems
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Space Ranger (Arcadia V 2.0) by Arcadia Systems (1987) Developed by Synergistic Software, Inc. Released 1987 Also For Amiga Published by Arcadia Systems, Inc. Perspective Side view Genre Action Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Gameplay Shooter Description Spacer Ranger , or TASAR: Terran Armed Search And Rescue is a 2D side-scrolling shoot'em up, with many similarities to Defender . The player controls a guy with space suit, who can hover over the ground. He must protect innocent creatures &...
Internet Arcade
by Williams / Vid Kidz
software
eye 258,680
favorite 52
comment 3
Stargate is an arcade game released in 1981 by Williams Electronics. Created by Eugene Jarvis, it is a sequel to the 1980 game Defender, and was the first of only three productions from Vid Kidz, an independent development house formed by Jarvis and Larry DeMar. This video game has no connection to the subsequent Stargate franchise that began 13 years later. Legal issues The game is also known as Defender Stargate and Defender II. The latter name was used in home video game releases, due to...
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Internet Arcade
by Midway
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favorite 2
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Strike Force (rev 1 02-25-91) by Midway (1991) Developed by Midway Manufacturing Company Released Feb, 1991 Platform Arcade Published by Midway Manufacturing Company Perspective Side view Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Visual 2D scrolling Description A re-imagination of Defender which expands the concept with several new features. 22 human colonies on the galactic frontier are stricken by the Saurian menace, a reptilian alien species which promptly sets about...
Internet Arcade
by Irem (Williams license)
software
eye 342,684
favorite 104
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Moon Patrol (ムーンパトロール Mūn Patorōru) is an arcade game by Irem that was first released in 1982. It was licensed to Williams for distribution in North America. Moon Patrol was an early side-scrolling shooter and is widely credited for the introduction of parallax scrolling in side-scrolling video games (though one article in Games Radar argues that the graphics in the 1980 game Defender would count). The player takes the role of a Luna City police officer assigned to Sector...
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Internet Arcade
by Williams / Vid Kidz
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Robotron: 2084 (also referred to as Robotron) is an arcade video game developed by Vid Kidz and released by Williams Electronics (part of WMS Industries) in 1982. It is a shoot 'em up that features two-dimensional (2D) graphics. The game is set in the year 2084, in a fictional world where robots have turned against humans in a cybernetic revolt. The aim is to defeat endless waves of robots, rescue surviving humans, and earn as many points as possible. The designers, Eugene Jarvis and Larry...
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Internet Arcade
by Stern Electronics
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eye 466,738
favorite 132
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Berzerk is a multi-directional shooter video arcade game, released in 1980 by Stern Electronics of Chicago. The player controls a green stick man. Using a joystick and a firing button that activates a laser-like weapon, the player navigates a simple maze filled with many robots, who fire lasers back at the player character. A player can be killed by being shot, by running into a robot or an exploding robot, coming into contact with the electrified walls of the maze itself, or by being touched...
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Topics: arcade, stern, stern electronics, maze, shooter, speech, Berzerk Franchise
Internet Arcade
by Midway
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Gorf is an arcade game released in 1981 by Midway Mfg., whose name was advertised as an acronym for "Galactic Orbiting Robot Force". It is a multiple-mission fixed shooter with five distinct modes of play, essentially making it five games in one. It is well known for its use of synthesized speech, a new feature at the time. The player controls a spaceship that can move left, right, up and down around the lower third of the screen. The ship can fire a single shot (called a "quark...
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Internet Arcade
by Williams
software
eye 460,937
favorite 269
comment 16
INSTRUCTIONS Joust is a platforming game where the player controls a yellow knight riding a flying ostrich or stork, from a third-person perspective. Using the two-way directional joystick and the button for flapping the ostrich's wings, the player flies the knight amidst the floating rock platforms and above pools of lava; when maneuvering off the screen to either side, the player will continue its path reappearing from the opposite side. The rate at which the player repeatedly presses the...
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Internet Arcade
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A horizontal air combat shooter from Philko . Developed by Philko Corporation Released 1989 Platform Arcade Published by Philko Corporation Perspective Side view Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Visual 2D scrolling Description Twin Falcons or Whizz is a military themed 2D side-scrolling shoot 'em up game where you take control of a fighter aircraft. The aircraft has separate weapons for flying and ground based units/ships. You fight a variety of enemies like ships, aircraft and bosses....
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Internet Arcade
by Sega
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favorite 38
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Developed by SEGA Enterprises Ltd. Released Mar 20, 1986 Also For MSX, NES, Nintendo 3DS, Sharp X68000, SEGA Master System, SEGA Saturn, TurboGrafx-16, Wii Published by SEGA Enterprises Ltd. Perspective Side view Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Visual 2D scrolling Description The Fantasy Zone is a solar system consisting of eight brightly colored, fantastic planets. The evil Menons are trying to take over all of the planets in the Fantasy Zone by using...
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Internet Arcade
by Exidy
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favorite 0
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Developed by Exidy, Inc. Released 1982 Also For ColecoVision Published by Exidy, Inc. Perspective Side view Genre Action Misc Licensed Gameplay Shooter Description In Victory , use your Coleco Roller Controller to rotate your ship as the space around you scrolls by, smack your fire button to take out anything that moves and snag a power-up or two along the way to aid in your quest. Similar in style to Asteroids, but with a moving background. From Mobygames.com. Original Entry
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Internet Arcade
by Williams / Vid Kidz
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favorite 13
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IMPORTANT NOTE: After the game has reset its high score, press the F2 key to make the arcade machine playable. Blaster is an arcade game developed by Eugene Jarvis and released by Williams in 1983. The game is a 3D shooter set in outer space and is a quasi-sequel to Robotron: 2084. The objective is to shoot enemies and avoid obstacles in twenty differently-goaled levels in order to reach paradise. The game had advanced graphics at the time of release, that used scaled sprites to display the...
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Internet Arcade
by Irem
software
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Developed by Irem Corp. Released Dec, 1987 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, TurboGrafx-16, Wii, Wii U, ZX Spectrum Published by Irem Corp. Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Genre Action Gameplay Shooter Vehicular Helicopter Perspective Side view Visual 2D scrolling Description Mr. Heli takes place in the year 2999 and Mr. Muddy is threatening the planet. Fortunately the player has a fully armed large helicopter with which to attack his sadistic minions. The helicopter will fly...
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Internet Arcade
by Kyugo
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eye 26,389
favorite 27
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Developed by Sanritsu Denki Co., Ltd. Released Sep, 1987 Also For Dedicated handheld, NES Published by Kyugo Trading Co., Ltd Perspective 1st-person, Side view Vehicular Helicopter Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Description Airwolf is a side-scrolling shooter based on the 1980s TV series of the same name. A division of the CIA builds itself a hi-tech helicopter in secrecy and codenames it "AirWolf". Armed with advanced weaponry, it is able to stand up to most types of enemy...
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